Rochdale Blackwater Street
Rochdale Blackwater Street, photo from Harold Howarth
Are the windows being held in with scaffolding? probably tied into the rear of the building and holding the front on. Some people say health & safety has gone mad these days but Im glad I don’t have to walk in front of that shop everyday lol
Rob Travis looks like a Commer van or is it a Ford Thames …. not sure ?
THE WING WHA was the best Chinese around
Janette M Plain Blackwater Street ran parallel to Toad Lane and the road to the right is Lord Street. This is looking up Blackwater Street towards St Marys Gate.They have pulled all this down now, so that’s why you can’t fathom where it is.
Can someone please put an old street map of Rochdale on this page so that us ex.pats can try & remember places and Street locations. Andre – South Aust.
Elizabeth Macpherson I’ve been looking for one Andre (well on the net). A lot changed in the very early ’70’s when I was 10 – so I need a map to try & get my bearings
Thanks Elizabeth – I lived on Manchester Road opposite the convent when I was about 13 years old and sang in the Church choir at St. Aidans. I moved around England with my work and finally left for Australia with my family in December 1972. I have only been back to Rochdale once since then – in 2008. I can recognize many of the ‘great’ photos but some times I can’t remember the particular street to get a picture of the place. Andre – South. Aust.
Phil Burke Blackwater Street
My dad had a pet shop on the left hand side about 4 doors up across the road was a shop that sold studs to put in belts etc
Lilian, the stud shop was on the same side as the tackle shop, a few doors down. It was run by an old lady who seemed to be about 100 years old. Sold all kinds of leather goods, still remember the smell. Across from that was the surgical supply shop and the market parking lot.
Does anyone remember a chinese restaurant somewhere near that roundabout use to go there in about 1972 I am sure
Ian B Graham The Wing Wah i think ?
David Crabtree I remember the restaurant, yes it was called the Wing Wah!
Joe Kozarzewski looks like bacup now
these are excellent photos phil they bring a lot of memories back to people of a certain age because as time passes by it is sometimes hard to remember where everything actually was
blackwater street no 12 Spotland bus went up it always felt has if it was going to tip over when it turned left onto spotland road
In between Blackwater st and Toad lane was the Brickcroft working men’s club and on the corner in toad lane was woods clothing shop
John the tackle shop was towers
aha, im too young to have seen this in fact, not born even!
Mike Royds it is commer van
Still have the Bills for furniture we bought from Pilkies 1960’s? It is the bottom of Blackwater Street. The old Salvation Army Citadel was to the left?
Jenny Went Blackwater St. I can smell the fish place half way up on the left hand side
wing wha did 3 course lunch for 4 shilling and sixpence.
Elizabeth Macpherson I need an old map!
Try Touchstones. They have reproductions of the 1908 Rochdale Ordnance Survey map on sale. Alternatively, there are a couple of suppliers on ebay.
Elizabeth Macpherson thx Gordon, I will give the place a visit – haven’t been since the library was moved.
Next door to the solicitors was the Wing Wha Chinese restaurant
What it doesn’t show is how steep Blackwater street was
Dale Butterworth On the upper floors of pilkingtons
Dale Butterworth I think they are talking about the metal cages fitted over the windows to stop people breaking in or people getting out.
Standing on this spot today, you would be on Newgate, almost under the Bielefeld Bridge (from the market to Newgate House).
no old clock face was on lord street
The building after Pilkington’s would be the Clock Face pub?
Meg Barlow I think as u went past Pillkington’s S u were going up Theresa’s a pub called duke f Wellington? Am I right?
Meg Barlow Blackwater street
Meg Barlow Its backwater street
Elizabeth Macpherson Is it looking towards cheetham st?
Elizabeth Macpherson Eeh the solicitors haven’t moved far Phil
Elizabeth Macpherson Argh it’s driving my brain mad
Rosina Mason-Parker Bailey street to the right…I think..
Rosina Mason-Parker Bottom of Water street ???
Rob Travis lost me ? where is it ?
sorry i cant place this picture.